File 2: Original wav version from the Library of Congress
File 1: Original wav version from the Library of Congress converted to mp3 with Media Converter SA Edition noise removed and bass boosted, stereo channel added, Amplified, normalized with Audacity by sookietex.
the Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the materials in the Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies,
Composition Licence: This MP3 (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1924 are now in the public domain.
This file is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), (in this case Sabine Baring-Gould 28 January 1834 â 2 January 1924 lyrics, Arthur Seymour Sullivan 13 May 1842 â 22 November 1900 tune) , and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31st of that year.